Enhancing Data Collection Practices - Action Required by October 1, 2019

Phase 1 Graphic.pngAs part of DVP’s ongoing efforts to support Colorado advocacy organizations in telling the story of effective advocacy, DVP’s Advisory Committee developed Guiding Questions to help funded organizations reflect on their current data collection practices and prepare to implement the MOVERS outcome measurement tool. Funded organizations will have from now to September 30, 2019, to take a closer look at their data collection practices and take a brief, anonymous survey regarding training and technical assistance needs on data-related topics.

Filling the Gaps for Children and Families in Larimer County

OBH is highlighting SummitStone Health Partners this month as an example of a provider that is using research and data to drive change and increase the effectiveness of services. SummitStone, the community mental health center for Larimer County, has several exciting initiatives that are making a difference in people’s lives at home, at school and in the community.

OPEN for Comment: Two Proposed Behavioral Health Rules

Recovery Residence Certification Program (HB 19-1009)

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) has created a rule draft implementing the Recovery Residence Certification Program as required by House Bill 19-1009. The draft rules establish the requirements that a recovery residence certifying body must be approved by OBH in order to certify recovery residences in Colorado.

Update on Child Abuse and Neglect Background Checks

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Starting on August 2, 2019, the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) Background Investigations Unit (BIU) will be able to complete Child Abuse and Neglect Checks (Trails checks) for persons responsible for supervising children and who have unsupervised contact with children. DVP-funded organizations can now request Child Abuse and Neglect Checks via BIU for any employee or volunteer who has or will have contact with children in the course of their work at the organization